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Comptines
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performed by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 and Marie-Paule Vadunthun, fl. 1977; in Bayou Memories: Louisiana French Folk Songs and Dance Tunes Interpreted by Gérard Dôle (Folkways Records, 1982), 1 min
Performer Gérard Dôle writes, "This record gives a compressed idea of the kind of Cajun music that we especially love: music of old times and good times, home music, music of the veillée (evening with company)." Dôle and Marie-Paule Vadunthun learned most of their tunes directly from Louisiana musicians.
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performed by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 and Marie-Paule Vadunthun, fl. 1977; in Bayou Memories: Louisiana French Folk Songs and Dance Tunes Interpreted by Gérard Dôle (Folkways Records, 1982), 1 min
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The Scruggs Picker
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performed by The Broadside Singers; in Broadside Ballads, Vol. 3: The Broadside Singers (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 min
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performed by The Broadside Singers; in Broadside Ballads, Vol. 3: The Broadside Singers (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 min
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Howdido
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performed by Rolf Cahn; in California Concert with Rolf Cahn (Folkways Records, 1959), 3 mins
Versatile guitarist Rolf Cahn collected his music in Europe, the Caribbean, and Mexico, as well as in American folk music circles. This album portrays his passion for both flamenco and the blues, and it explores the melodies of several songs, including "Yarrow," an 18th-century Scottish ballad Cahn learned from t...
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performed by Rolf Cahn; in California Concert with Rolf Cahn (Folkways Records, 1959), 3 mins
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A Folk Concert in Town Hall, New York
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 46 mins
This live recording of three very different singers presents Jean Ritchie's southern ballads, Oscar Brand's sea songs and "atomic blues," and Dave Sear's repertoire of Scottish songs. The three enjoy working together, and their enthusiasm is audible in both the music and the spoken introductions to several tracks...
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 46 mins
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Oh, Worrycare
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performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014; in Folk Songs for Young People (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 6 mins
Pete Seeger has become an American tradition right along with the songs he sings. This recording, first released in 1959, captures and conveys Pete's personal warmth, engaging style, and ability to educate children while entertaining them. He sings old favorites such as "On Top of Old Smokey," "Skip to My Lou,"...
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performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014; in Folk Songs for Young People (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 6 mins
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Black Eyed Susie
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performed by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015; in Guy Carawan Sings Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue - Guy Carawan, Vol. 2 (Folkways Records, 1959), 2 mins
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performed by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015; in Guy Carawan Sings Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue - Guy Carawan, Vol. 2 (Folkways Records, 1959), 2 mins
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Haywire Mac
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(Cook Records, 1950), 43 mins
Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennesee, "Haywire Mac" McClintock sings army songs from the early 1900s, which he learned while in the Philippines as a civilian packer with US Army pack trains. These are humorous narratives describing life while traveling around the world in service. Brief interviews explain the...
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(Cook Records, 1950), 43 mins
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Posheen, Posheen, Posho
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performed by John Jacob Niles, 1892-1980; in John Jacob Niles Sings Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 min
Born in Jefferson County, Kentucky in 1892, John Jacob Niles was one of the most prolific private collectors of Anglo-American folk songs. His work predates Cecil Sharp's by nearly a decade, and this record—a reissue of Niles' 78rpm discs—celebrates his achievements.
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performed by John Jacob Niles, 1892-1980; in John Jacob Niles Sings Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 min
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Sourwood Mountain
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; performed by Kilby Snow; in Kilby Snow: Country Songs and Tunes with Autoharp (Folkways Records, 1969), 2 mins
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; performed by Kilby Snow; in Kilby Snow: Country Songs and Tunes with Autoharp (Folkways Records, 1969), 2 mins
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Roll On Buddy Roll On
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performed by Bobby Harrison and Cullen Galyean; in Let Me Fall: Old Time Bluegrass from the Virginia-North Carolina Border (Folkways Records, 1984), 3 mins
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performed by Bobby Harrison and Cullen Galyean; in Let Me Fall: Old Time Bluegrass from the Virginia-North Carolina Border (Folkways Records, 1984), 3 mins
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